5 Tips for Navigating a Distanced Holiday The Thanksgiving holiday is associated with contact and fellowship with family and friends. This year, COVID-19 has overshadowed numerous birthdays, life events such as weddings, and other opportunities to come together and celebrate. The recent spike in new COVID-19 cases reminds us that we [...]
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New Hire! Jacqlyn Bozeman Please join us in welcoming Jacqlyn Bozeman to the West Lake Houston Counseling team! Jacqui is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with a background in working with clients who have suffered life-altering trauma. Jacqui brings a breadth and depth of experience working with adolescents and adults who seek [...]
Welcome New Hire, Ejama Johnson! We are thrilled to introduce our newest clinical staff member, Ejama Johnson! We are proud to announce our most recent clinical staff member, Ejama Johnson! Ejama is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with a background in helping women and teens recover from trauma caused by domestic violence. She also [...]
Mental Health Moment: Do I Need Therapy? Do I need therapy? We live in a time where people are asking, “Do I need therapy?” Watch this video and ask yourself the questions provided to discover if you might need therapy. Here at West Lake Houston Counseling, we are therapists specializing in various [...]
Depression in Black Women Depression in Black Women is often overlooked. It can not only impact your mental health but physical health as well. But this is not something we have to 'just deal with'. There is help. Seeking treatment is not a sign of weakness. Saying, “I need help”—and then actually [...]
Mental Health Moment: What is Good Therapy? Mental Health Moment Series pertains to therapy and the world of mental health matters. We offer tools and tips for managing mental wellness and offer relevant resources. We created this video because finding a therapist can be difficult, especially for first-timers. Watch the video below [...]
Welcome New Hire, Naomi Austin! We are thrilled to introduce our newest clinical staff member, Deidrie Naomi Austin! Naomi is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with clinical experience serving children and young adults. Naomi has held various clinical roles and also has experience developing unique parenting plans to bridge the gap between children and [...]
Dealing with Depression Dealing with Depression is tough. See the signs and symptoms. "Depressive symptoms typically include loss of interest in things that would normally be enjoyable. If you have difficulty concentrating, fatigue, loss of appetite, increased need for sleep, and more, you might be depressed. Recognizing and helping someone to seek [...]
Mother’s Struggling with Addiction Life in recovery is a moment-to-moment effort. The journey to recovery is not easy, we applaud your efforts in taking back your life and getting back to your kids. It will be difficult but you do not have to go through it alone. See this article; a firsthand [...]
20 Effective Communication Techniques Do you struggle with feeling heard when you communicate with others? Here are some techniques you can use now to improve your skills. Maintain eye contact. This shows active listening. Maintain appropriate body language. Consider whether nonverbal techniques could confuse, promote, or negate the message. Use people’s names. Using someone’s name [...]